18th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference

Welcome To TAROS-2017

Airbus Mars Yard

The 18th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference will be held in the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK on 19th to 21st July 2017.

TAROS is the longest running UK-hosted international conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), which is aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications. Being a featured event of the UK Robotics Week 2017, TAROS-2017 will be held at the University of Surrey to include an academic conference, industry exhibitions, robot demonstrations and other satellite events.

TAROS offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress. It welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and specifically provides opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community.


  • Best Paper Prize sponsored by Springer
  • Best Student Paper Prize in memory of the late Prof. Ulrich Nehmzow
  • Best Robotics Demonstration Prize sponsored by IET
  • Best Poster Prize sponsored by UK-RAS Network


As in previous years the TAROS 2017 proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. Furthermore, selected papers published in the proceedings will be invited to submit an extended version to the Special Issue on “Autonomous Robotics” within the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems.

General Chair

Prof. Yang Gao

Surrey Space Centre
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey
Surrey, Guildford
GU2 7XH United Kingdom